London: Printed for J. Wright, 1798. First edition. 8vo, removed pamphlet, [ii] + 92 pages. A little light dust-soiling; a very good copy. Item #8452
Beeke is best remembered for his financial writings, especially for his Observations on the Produce of the Income Tax, and on its Proportion to the whole Income of Great Britain (1799). He here argues that both political and economic considerations call for England to vigorously pursue the war with France: "Whether we carry on a tamely defensive war, or make a truce with robbers that are marauding before our eyes; in either case the same distrust will remain, will cause a progressive diminution of the private circulation of property, and severely injure the industry and the wealth of the nation." Goldsmiths-Kress 17425.